Thursday, May 14, 2015

{day in the life} 2015 | round 1

{day in the life} May 2015

Hello blog world, I've missed you! I've been away enjoying time with our new little girl, and it is wonderful!! Today I have what few photos I took from playing along with Ali Edwards' Day In The Life. It was a slow start with the photo taking, and I didn't take as many as I'd like, but we're learning to go with the flow these days. Hopefully, I'll be doing a day in the life once a month to help document my daughters first year. I'm not sharing too much journaling here for privacy reasons, but did jot down our entire day in notes for when I decide to print these and do something fun with them. Actually, they'll probably just go in my Project Life album. If anyone else decided to play along, please leave a link in the comments....I'd love to see!

{day in the life} May 2015 | Collage 1

  • 12:30pm | One last diaper change and her first time wearing her Batman tee before leaving the house
  • 1:40pm | Vanilla chai and my favorite gluten free cookie for a snack after my eyelash tint appointment
  • 1:50pm | Rainy day errands
  • 2:00pm | Grocery store
  • 2:30pm | Some footie pajamas and leggings found at the store for my Little

  {day in the life} May 2015 | Grocery Store
{day in the life} May 2015 |  Collage 2

  • 3:00pm | Arrived back at the car to raindrops 
  • 3:30pm | Back home for a quick selfie with my Honey
  • 4:30pm | Penguin Snuggles while she watches a few minutes of Rio 2 (the singing is her favorite part)
  • 5:00pm | Mama and baby time
  • 5:15pm | UPS dropped off the blue trench coat I ordered
  • 5:30pm | Bottles and bubbles

{day in the life} May 2015 | Penguin Snuggles{day in the life} May 2015 | Mama Stuff {day in the life} May 2015 |  Collage 3

  • 5:40pm | Ryan arrived home with one of my favorite carry out dinners 
  • 7:00pm | Papa gets baby and puppy time all at once
  • 9:30pm | A late bedtime from teething

  • Thanks for taking a peek at our day!  See ya soon!! XO

    {day in the life} May 2015 | Gatsby

    Thursday, January 8, 2015

    {craft process} glitter canvas bags

    glitter canvas bags | tutorial

    The other day the lovely Serena Bee received a little package I had mail her, sharing the goodies in a YouTube video on her channel. One of the items was a muslin / canvas bag that I had customized with a purple glitter bear. She mentioned in her video that she thought I had either made it or wondered where I had bought it, so I thought a fun, easy tutorial was in order. Below is a process video with a simple "how to" for these cuties:
      glitter canvas bags | supplies

    This project is perfect for gift giving, holding a minibook, or pretty scrapbook supply storage!! I use them to help organize some of my Project Life 4x6 and 3x4 cards.

    glitter canvas bags | storage idea
    Some things to note:
    • If you use the same products I recommend in the video (or listed below) the glitter barely comes off (if at all) so sealing it is not necessary.  You could however, use a thin layer of sealer over the top of the glitter if you prefer.  I would recommend either a sealing spray or a thin layer for the fabric modge podge.
    • When applying the fabric modge podge make sure to use a foam brush and "pat" it into all the creases of your fabric for a good coat otherwise you will not get ideal coverage.
    • Don't forget you'll need to use FREEZER PAPER, not parchment or wax paper so one side is plastic or wax coated and the other is not.
    • Make sure the plastic / wax side of the freezer paper is facing down when you go to iron otherwise it will stick to your iron instead of the fabric.
    • Don't forget to cut a small piece of freezer paper to place inside your bag BEFORE adding the fabric modge podge so your bag doesn't dry stuck together on the inside.
    • You can use this technique with any design cut from your die cutting machine.  Hand cutting or using an exacto knife also works!
    • The size I use in these photos and my example is 5x7 inches on Amazon (linked below), however the actual size measures just in-between 4x6 and 5x7 inches.

    glitter canvas bags | florescent coralglitter canvas bags | gift idea glitter canvas bags | simple or detailed glitter canvas bags | lemon drop glitter

    Products I used:

    • The bear design is a digi from Studio Calico's Underground realease, and you can see all their CURRENT digital elements available HERE.  In the products listed blow I have a picture/link of one of their digis from January 2015 in place of the bear since it is no longer available.
    • The marbled clay dish I made was from using this DIY on A Beautiful Mess.


    Thursday, December 18, 2014

    {guest post} custom pocket pages + minibook video tutorial at

    Hello lovely friends! It's been a few weeks since I posted a scrapbook process video with you all, so today I'm excited to share I have not one but TWO videos over at!!  A few of you had requested a "how to" on altering the pocket pocket pages from my gold leaf minibook tutorial on her site back in September.  Well, today if you pop on over to her site you'll find out my technique on customizing pocket pages to fit any size binder.  This really comes in handy if you don't have easy access to the pocket pages refills made just for your album, or maybe the size you'd like to use needs to be totally customized ; )
    Also, I just have to mention that Shimelle's beautiful scrapbook product was PERFECT for making a Christmas/holiday themed project! Here's a sneak at the minibook I created.  Hope you enjoy, and Happy Holidays!!  XO

    Products I used in my minibook: